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Biblical Leadership By Ken Collier and Matt Williams Principles of Management BA 203 Section 2 Bona Chabi 02/22/10
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INTRODUCTION I chose the book, Biblical Leadership, because I believe it is a quality that all should have. God desires his people to be leaders in every area. I have been known to be a good leader, but I wanted to learn what Christian leader should look like. I figured Ken Collier and Matt Williams, being leaders themselves in a lot of areas, would give good advice on how to carry one’s self in a leadership role. I wanted God to open my eyes and teach me the right way to behave, so that those who are younger than me, could see me and follow a good biblical example, not just a good moral example. SUMMARY Goals Life, if one lets it, becomes like a checklist of personal goals. Most want to get an education, get a successful job, find love, raise a family, and retire with plenty of money to do what they want. Business also consists of goals. Whether they are to get rich or die trying, people come into the business arena probably thinking, “Fame and fortune, here I come!” But as a Christian, the world’s goals and view of life should not be our view. A Christian’s example should be one of Jesus Christ. He is the most famous person of all time. He has all the power, possesses the world and its inhabitants, yet he did not climb the social (or corporate) ladder to get all these things. He came to the Chabi 2
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earth and went about his father’s business with a servant-like behavior. One should mirror Jesus so that one becomes conformed to Him and not the world. The world has more selfish and aggressive goals, while Christ’s goals were more submissive and loving. One must be careful not to fall into the temptation of being like the world and acquiring fame and material, lest he/she fall “into the pit he has made.” (Psalm 7:15) Spirit and Attitude Not only is it important to have the right goals, but also to have the right spirit and attitude. Collier and Williams say that a good leader should have a submissive, sensitive, sacrificial, and satisfied spirit. One is to be submissive, meaning humbly obedient. Even though one may be in the position of leadership, he/she should never be too proud to
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This note was uploaded on 05/25/2011 for the course BI 109 taught by Professor Kerrymcgonigal during the Spring '11 term at Grand Valley State University.

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